A Crust Above the Rest and a Perfectly Piped Cake

Whether you are on team cake or team pie, we have decor tips for both. Try one of these tricks for a little fancy flair.

Honeycomb Pie Crust

Roll out your favorite pie dough recipe or store-bought dough on a floured surface. Next, turn your pie dish upside down and press it gently on the dough to make an outline in the crust. Use a small round cutter (or your favorite shaped cookie cutter) to cut out small pieces of dough all over the top crust in a pattern that resembles a honeycomb. You can use the cut-outs for another crust or add them as additional decor along the edges. Once you have cut out the desired number of holes, drape the dough onto your pie, crimp the edges, brush with some egg wash and bake.

Star-Topped Pie Crust

Roll out your favorite pie dough recipe or store-bought dough on a floured surface. Use a star cookie cutter to cut out shapes. We like to use different size star cutters but you can use any seasonal shape you like. Brush the cut-out stars with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar, then scatter them on the top of your pie. Bake and enjoy!

Petal Cake Frosting

Fill a piping bag fitted with a round tip with frosting and pipe a vertical column of dots up the side of your frosted cake. Using a small offset spatula, push down on the first dot of frosting to create an indent, and then and pull to one side to create a 'petal' effect. Repeat with the remaining dots. Pipe another column right next to the first and repeat the process until the entire cake is covered.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Cake Walk: Golf Course Cake

This Father's Day, serve up a dessert guaranteed to be a hole in one for any golf-loving dad. The Kitchen shows you a creative and fun way to decorate a cake to look like a miniature golf course!

Piece of Cake Summer Party

Throw a great summer party with our easy tips for pleasing a crowd. We'll show you how to upgrade your favorite dishes and let your guests customize their cocktails with these new ideas for food, drinks and more!

Piece of Cake Summer Party

Summer is winding down, but it's not too late to throw one more outdoor party and go out with a bang! We're getting one last taste of summer with these fun, new party ideas. The Kitchen and party planner Mary Giuliani teamed up to make a memorable summer party with "snacktivities" for all ages.

Piece of Cake "Lazy Brunch" Party

New Year's Eve is a late night for many people, but that doesn't mean you can't entertain on New Year's Day. The Kitchen has a few super simple ideas that make for a fun brunch with minimal effort--you can sleep in and still be a great host!

Game Night: Piece of Cake Party

Throw the ultimate Game Night get-together with these fun and easy food crafts and DIY decor ideas!

Piece of Cake Party: Tea Time

Whether you are throwing a tea party for your mother or for your friends, here are some tips and tricks to take it to the next level.

Bloom School

Wow your guests with beautiful bouquets that you can make at home in no time!

Slider Tower

The Kitchen has created a special tower for serving your game day foods. It looks terrific and is disposable too, making for easy clean up. All you need is a few items from the grocery or party store. 

Pass the Winter Fruit Salad

Citrus is a wintertime staple and can add a fresh zing to any brunch table. Here's an inventive way to feature it in all of its sweet glory.

Bloom School: Mother's Day Flowers

On Mother's Day, Americans spend BILLIONS--with a "B"--of dollars on flowers each year. The Kitchen has come up with 3 beautiful DIY flower techniques that are perfectly pleasing for every mom and will cost you less than pricey bouquets.
More from:

Kitchen Sink